Roebling, John A.

1898                                  John A. Roebling                                   1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 126
Launched Aug 13, 1898

450’ LOA, 436’ LBP, 49’ beam, 28’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 28, 1898 (#4)
436.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4693 GT, 4447 NT     US 77310     to:
Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1898

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1924 to arch construction at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 4152 GT, 3840 NT

Sold 1945 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON)
Enrolled Canadian at 436.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4694 GT, 3820 NT   Can 174979 

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Sold 1968 for breakwater.  Towed down Welland Canal Aug 25 to Lake Ontario and scuttled with barges Bryn Barge and John Fritz as breakwater foundation for dock of Lakeview Coal Co., 10 miles west of Toronto ON.




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